British Steel has secured a binding agreement a great annual way to obtain about 20,000 tonnes of rail to German company Deutsche Bahn.
The rail might be supplied in 120-metre lengths, and is made in the Scunthorpe Rail and Section Mill where 1m is spent to help make rolling such lengths possible.
As along with the Deutsche Bahn agreement, the latest 120 metre rail capability allows improved competiveness for British Steel inside the wider European market.
Peter Smith, British Steel’s?MD Rail, said: “Supplying something new to some major railway company like Deutsche Bahn may be a significant achievement and demonstrates our deal with product and service innovation.
“It also shows how increasing our range of products will help us enter new markets, and ways in which we will function in partnership with customers to ended up being the strategic logistics partner associated with preference.
“While we’ve worked with Deutsche Bahn in the past, it is the first contract were awarded by them as British Steel and we all hope this is the start of a long-term relationship between our businesses.”
Before worth it, a long rail British Steel could produce was 108 metres C a normal length during the domestic market. However, many European rail networks use lengths of 60 and 120 metres.
Peter said: “Our technical teams go on to deliver longer in-service product life along with reduced maintenance and renewal costs, bringing significant benefits to our customers.
“Deutsche Bahn is certainly the best purchaser of rail in Europe. Which has a stake inside the German market is strategically crucial to us and now we want to generate a strong and lasting relationship together.
“The investment we can stay the forefront of rail production and become a catalyst to get more long-length rail exports into Europe.”
British Steel supplies rail across the world from your rolling mills in Scunthorpe and Hayange. It is also established an effective rail logistics hub in Lecco, northern Italy.
The initial contract is designed for 21 months, ?and may understand the new 120 metre length rails provided for Germany over the Channel Tunnel. The necessity of shorter lengths for example 60 metres are going to be satisfied while using the flexibility of both mills.
The first 120-metre shipment is due this month, and Peter said: “Our engineering and development teams have performed a terrific job in expanding our manufacturing capabilities, ensuring our rail products and grades can remain precisely matched in order to conditions, track types, environmental conditions as well as a host of other variables.
“This ensures every rail we deliver provides optimum performance throughout its life, guaranteeing our customers C and also their customers C a first-class service.”